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dc.contributorYoussef, R.M.EN
dc.contributorMoubarak, I.I.EN
dc.contributorKamel, M.I.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:24:37Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:24:37Z
dc.date.issued2005EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1101_2/11_1-2_2005_109_118.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116926
dc.description109-118EN
dc.description.abstractUsing the Hypertension Health Status Inventory and multivariate analysis, predictors of quality of life were determined for a r and om selection of 316 hypertensive patients. Controlling for the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors and existing co-morbidity, a better quality of life was independently predicted by achieving a controlled blood pressure and absence of target organ complications. Neither the number of antihypertensive drugs received nor the dose frequency affected patients' quality of life. Presence of drug side-effects independently predicted a lower quality of life in the physical and emotional domains but not on aspects of daily living. The independent predictors explained 25%-30% of the variation in the quality of life of hypertensive patients. The study highlights the role of achieving blood pressure control to ensure a better quality of life for hypertensive patientsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (‎1-2)‎, 109-118, 2005EN
dc.subjectActivities of Daily LivingEN
dc.subjectAdaptation, PhysiologicalEN
dc.subjectAgedEN
dc.subjectAntihypertensive AgentsEN
dc.subjectCo-morbidityEN
dc.subjectDrug Administration ScheduleEN
dc.subjectHypertensionEN
dc.subject.meshAttitude to HealthEN
dc.titleFactors affecting the quality of life of hypertensive patientsEN


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